Self-directed, collaborative learners will:
Understand and communicate a position, orally and in writing, and defend it with effective evidence and sound reasoning.
Discern and demonstrate an organized, effective, and grammatically sound writing style that allows the readers to navigate easily through a correctly MLA formatted document.
Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize non-fiction texts for author’s message, purpose, audience, and voice.
Analyze and evaluate fiction texts for literary devices, as well as compare and contrast literature from different time periods.
Engage in research and the research writing process, including recognizing and utilizing source materials that effectively support a position, organizing an effective thesis and drafting and revision toward a polished product.
Consistently cite textual evidence in analysis and discussions of texts.
Use technology as a tool for research, presentations, and collaboration.